What's the Matter with White People

Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was

by Joan Walsh

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"In this wonderfully insightful book, Joan Walsh shows how America built a large and vibrant (although mostly white) middle class that fueled the greatest economic boom in history and made a reality of the American dream. Hers is the story of postwar America told through a working class New York Irish Catholic family whose political divisions mirrored the nation's. Moving and powerful, her account will help people of all races think through how we can build a just and prosperous multiracial America." --Robert B. Reich

"A brilliant and illuminating book about America since the upheavals of the '60s and '70s. What's the Matter with White People? is about the heart and soul of America, from our Founding Fathers to Hillary and Barack.It's about our middle class, which so recently flourished, and how it has been injured and diminished almost beyond repair by greed and racist fear-mongering. It's about America's greatness and delusion, the betrayal of the working...


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Publisher: Wiley
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"In this wonderfully insightful book, Joan Walsh shows how America built a large and vibrant (although mostly white) middle class that fueled the greatest economic boom in history and made a reality of the American dream. Hers is the story of postwar America told through a working class New York Irish Catholic family whose political divisions mirrored the nation's. Moving and powerful, her account will help people of all races think through how we can build a just and prosperous multiracial America." --Robert B. Reich

"A brilliant and illuminating book about America since the upheavals of the '60s and '70s. What's the Matter with White People? is about the heart and soul of America, from our Founding Fathers to Hillary and Barack.It's about our middle class, which so recently flourished, and how it has been injured and diminished almost beyond repair by greed and racist fear-mongering. It's about America's greatness and delusion, the betrayal of the working...


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    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Edition:
    1

    Kindle Book
    Release date: August 28, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781118237243
    Release date: August 28, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781118237243
    File size: 899 KB
    Release date: August 28, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781118225448
    File size: 1247 KB
    Release date: August 28, 2012

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